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Blue Cowgirl Dress

Added May 28, 2011

by lmb

Seattle, Washing...






It looks great in the picture, but this dress has a few problems. I find that I am constantly fussing with the skirt when I wear it. I had planned to make the Burda Dress With Elastic Waistband #116 , but found that the waistband style on the pattern did not work very well with my body type. The partial elastic around the waist ended up pulling the fabric over my round middle creating a dress that looked too big in the back and too small in the front. To solve this I created a tie to use around my middle section. The tie looks fine, but I am finding that the fabric shifts funny when I wear it. The pattern balance may not be right for this type of waistband. I don’t recommend this style curvy girls unless you have a flat tummy shape. I made some changes to the style of the yoke on the dress in the front and love the way it worked out. The yoke and sleeve are my favorite part of the dress.

Material Notes

medium weight woven




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Shirting

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    Nov 30, 2013, 05.54 AMby daisynpetunia

    really love what you did with this dress, so cute :)

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      Dec 27, 2013, 06.14 PMby lmb

      Thank you.

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    Aug 31, 2011, 03.34 PMby stefanisarah

    I agree with your review. I have made other Burda patterns that call for similar skirt. The skirt part of the dress in the magazine looks roomy, but after seeing the technical drawing, I am skeptical the skirt is spacious enough for my thighs so it does not ride up when worn. Although I have rather flat tummy, I have big bottoms and beefy legs. If I am to make this, I will have to change the skirt to a generous A-line shape rather than straight.

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    May 28, 2011, 03.44 PMby bennomusik

    Your detailing is lovely :)

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      May 28, 2011, 05.18 PMby lmb

      Thank you. I think adding the details is the best part of sewing.

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    May 28, 2011, 04.11 AMby livlucky

    i love the yolk technique! great dress :)

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